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Cottage Hill Baptist Church Cemetery

1986: The cemetery in the Cottage Hill community was surveyed and compiled by Evan Strohl and Beverly & Don Kenney and other members of the West Florida Genealogical Society (WFGS) in 1986 and published in Volume 1, Gravestone Registry, Escambia County, Fla. It was transcribed and contributed by WFGS member and former webmaster Ginny Deagan to the USGenWeb with permission of the WFGS Board of Directors.

2006: This church was founded as a mission in Nov 1962 and it was the original intention that cemetery plots were for interment of members only. The first burial, charter member, Rosa Lee Smyer, died before the building was finished and before the cemetery was even designated. It was remembered that she had said she wanted to be buried under the oak tree in the cemetery area.

This 209' x 136' cemetery is partially fenced and is neat and well-kept. There are approximately 90 graves here in 2006, twice the number when the survey was done in 1983. The cemetery has been platted and there are 280 spaces here. There is easy parking in the rear of the church. F. L. Enfinger was an early pastor. Church phone is (850) 968-2357. Mark Davis serves in 2006. Most common names are Ard, Bozeman, Baxley, Stabler and Vickery.

Directions: Beginning in Cantonment at US29 and C-184, drive north (right lane) 0.1 miles to Williams Ditch Road and turn right. Drive east or 0.2 miles to the church on the left; cemetery is behind it. GPS = N30o 38.005' W087o 18.968'


Please send corrections or additions to Evan Strohl, Chairman, WFGS Cemetery Committee, or the Webmaster. All sources will be credited.


NAME                          BIRTH           DEATH        SECTION GRAVE   

Ard, Albert Buford            14 May 1909     28 Mar 1981      1     9
Ard, Jessie F.                 1 Jan 1902     17 May 1969      1    10
Ard, Mary I.                   1 Jan 1907                      1    11
Ard, Nolan L.                 20 Nov 1918     19 Dec 1965      1     6
Barnes, Alberts Flowers       18 Jan 1920                      1    16
Barnes, Leroy Franklin        22 Apr 1922      8 Nov 1981      1    15
Baxley, George Lee            24 Feb 1910     17 Mar 1984      3    24
Baxley, Gregory Alan          28 Aug 1958      4 Feb 1977      2    19
Baxley, Helen                 16 Sep 1917                      3    25
Baxley, Steven Daniel         30 Jun 1962     31 Oct 1975      2    18
Bozeman, Frances E.           29 Oct 1923     14 Mar 1978      2    22
Bozeman, Wallace              21 Feb 1917                      2    21
Broadway, Kenneth Lee                  NA      2 Sep 1969      1    12
Chastang, Dennis Carl         19 Jun 1957      4 Jul 1983      2    23
Coleman, George A. Sr.         7 Jul 1907                      6    37
Coleman, Mary Thelma          17 Sep 1912     12 Mar 1980      6    38
Cross, Samuel A. Jr.                 1908            1975      3    28
Flowers, Alberta             Maiden Name?      See Barnes      1    16
Jones, Wm. John               22 Apr 1894      7 Feb 1972      1    14
Mayo, Evelyn D.                      1912                      3    27
Mayo, John M.                        1908            1976      3    26
Oppenhein, Steven A.          11 Oct 1981     10 Jan 1982      1    17
Page, Charles W.              19 Apr 1906     20 Dec 1980      4    33
Page, Ella Mae                26 Jul 1917                      4    34
Polk, Bea                     17 Jun 1923                      5    36
Polk, Emmett  W.               1 Mar 1920     27 Dec 1984      5    35
Sapp, Curtis                   7 Jan 1901     26 Mar 1982      3    32
Sellers ?, Sean Carl          12 Jan 1975     12 Jan 1975      3    31
Smyer, Rosa Lee                9 Jul 1906     23 Aug 1963      1     1
Sprayberry, Albert T.         11 Jan 1898                      1     8
Sprayberry, Frances L.        25 Jan 1919     21 Jan 1967      1     7
Stabler, Byron Henry          11 Aug 1918     14 Sep 1968      1     4
Stabler, Isaiah Hendrix        8 Feb 1895      1 Apr 1977      1     2
Stabler, Mary Etta            11 Apr 1899     25 Jul 1976      1     3
Steeley, Leon Carl            30 Apr 1908     12 Apr 1980      6    40
Steeley, Sarah Verneda         6 Feb 1920                      6    41
Steeley, Terrence                      NA    Nov.Dec 1984      6    42
Thompson, James William Jr.   10 May 1956     17 Sep 1979      6    39
Tisdale, Andrew D.            13 Oct 1908      9 Sep 1970      3    29
Tisdale, Katie V.              8 Feb 1912                      3    30
Woodfin, Lillie Chandler      27 Mar 1922     22 Oct 1977      2    20


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